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Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
World War Two
The Art of War

It has been said that "a picture is worth a thousand words." The photos that follow show drawings, pictures, or displays that were designed to deliver a message or make a statement about the war. What do the drawings, pictures, or displays intend to communicate to the viewer? Do you think the pictures and drawings effectively communicate the message? Are these drawings and pictures "worth a thousand words"? Why or why not?

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painting on box car

Sign on Box Car, Crystal City, Texas

war poster

"The Tragedy of Unpreparedness"

poster about war bonds

Potomac Electric Power Company Display ...

war collage

Montage of War Scenes


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